I have a November 2002 build BA XR6 ute with the optional Limited Slip Diff. I have had it to the dealer several times to have the drive line free play checked as there has been a "clunk" in the drive line since new. Both times the dealer had the ute test driven and I was told that the driveline free play was normal, I was also told the LSD was not as "savage" as the LSD's of old.
Well imagine my surprise when I got "stuck" on some wet, almost flat, grass (800rpm, in first gear). The drivers side rear wheel was spinning and I was sitting. The HandBrake came out and said "honey, what's wrong?" leaning against the back of the ute, and we all moved forward! She stopped leaning, I stopped moving! (and she is only 65kilo's). 15 metres later and I'm onto concrete and off to the dealer!
Dealer listens to my sad tale, test drives the ute and decides to take it into the workshop and test the LSD on a jack. Comes back and says "the diff is within spec as far as these diff's go, they are not true LSD's like the old 9 inch, in fact they are called "spin resistant" diffs and the tag on the diff says this! SPIN RESISTANT, I ordered a LSD and get a SPIN RESISTANT diff! After a couple of minutes of cooling down, the dealer agree's to change the diff/axle assy under warranty because there was a "history" with this vehicle.
Had the new axle fitted this week and surprise, surprise, most of the driveline clunk has disappeared (only does it softly between first to second now, used to clunk loudly between first to second AND second to third, all at low speeds around town) and the tag on the diff nows says "LSD, Use the right oil blah blah blah". An interesting point is I have fresh black paint on one of my U-Bolts, can't work that one out, next question for the dealer.
Just wondering how many other people have paid their hard earned money for one of these optional "so called LSD's"?